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Slide Rule Manuals:

Fredreick Post (Versalog, Versatrig)

K+E (Keuffel and Esser)

Dietzgen

Sun Hemmi

Slide Rule Books

Slide Rule Catalogs

Micellaneous Slide Rule-Related Items


Slide Rule Manuals

Slide rules prices are strongly influenced by the general availability of a specific slide rule model; manuals are as well - just good ol' supply and demand in action. However, some manuals are much harder to find than the rules they originally came with (engineers never read manuals, they just stick them on the bookshelf, or, toss 'em). The upshot: some of these manuals have what seem like screwy prices to me. But when I adjusted them to what they seemed was right, either I would immediately sell the copy(ies) I had and wait months to find another, or it would sit. And sit. So the prices may seem screwy, but they are dictated by those fiscal demi-gods, the Market Forces.

(Manuals are in stock, unless noted otherwise.)


Slide Rule Manuals: Frederick Post

Post Versalog Slide Rule Instructions - An essential slide rule text. An excellent introduction to any slide rule. By E. I. Fiesenheiser wIth special sections on Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering applications. $45.


Post Versalog Slide Rule Instructions 1963 edition of above. Expanded treatment of the venerable Versalog. $65.


Post Versalog II Slide Rule Instructions - Re-written by George Zanotti for the second version of the Versalog slide rule. Fine, new-condition paperback. Somewhat rare. $95.


Post Versalog II Slide Rule Instructions - Same as above, re-published after Post was bought by Teledyne. Cover is worn. $65.


Post Versatrig Slide Rule Instructions Comprehensive manual for the Post Versatrig Slide Rule. Softcover. Hard to find. $95.


Slide Rule Manuals: Keuffel and Esser

Keuffel & Esser Log Log Duplex Decitrig Manual -126 pages of sage advice and slide rule antics from the experts Kells, Kern and Bland. Applicable to all Log Log Duplex Decitrig models, including 4081, 4181, 68 1210, 68 1215. $45.


K+E Slide Rules Jetlog and Decitrig -This is essentially the same book as above, but in hardcover. $60.


K+E Slide Rules -This is essentially the same book as above, but more rare. $75.

Keuffel & Esser Decilon Manual - Explication of K+E's Magnum Opus. 186 pages. Hardcover. Some have turquoise covers, some have olive, but the contents are the same. Feel free to specify color, if you have a preference. $85.


Keuffel & Esser Analon Manual - VERY Hard-to-find explanation and instruction for one of the most remarkable slide rules ever made: the K+E Analon. Easier to find than a magnetic monopole. (Sold).


Keuffel & Esser 4080 Manual - Hard-to-find treatise on the Decitrig's less-popular cousin. $95.


Keuffel & Esser 4161 Manual - Manual for the K+E 4161 Mannheim-type slide rule. $75.


Keuffel & Esser Polyphase Duplex Manual - Manual for the 4168 / 68 1550 "Doric" slide rule. 70 pages. $75.


Keuffel & Esser Vector Supplementary Manual - Manual for the K+E 4083 Vector (w/ hyperbolic scales) slide rule. 37 pages. Rare. (Sold)


Keuffel & Esser 4053 Manual - Manual for the K+E 4053 Polyphase Slide Rule. $65.


Keuffel & Esser "Cooke Book" - Manual for the K+E 4139 Cooke Radio Slide Rule. Goes into considerable detail on multiple applications of this unexpectedly versatile rule. Quite rare. Softcover, 55 pages. Condition: well used, but no damage or marks. (Sold).


Keuffel & Esser N4081 Manual - Manual for the K+E N4081 Slide Rule. $35.


Keuffel & Esser N4080 Manual - Manual for the K+E N4080 Slide Rule. $40.


Keuffel & Esser Vector Supplementary Manual - Manual for the K+E 4083 Vector (w/ hyperbolic scales) slide rule. 37 pages. $75.


Keuffel & Esser 4081 Manual - Manual for the K+E 4081 Log Log Duplex Decitrig Slide Rule - 1943 edition. This manual addresses the pre-1947 scale arrangement of the 4081. $25.


Keuffel & Esser 4080 Manual - Manual for the K+E N4080 Slide Rule, 1932 edition. $75.


Slide Rule Manuals: Dietzgen

Dietzgen 1732 Decimal Trig Type Log Log Slide Rule Manual - Manual applicable to most Dietzgen Log Log slide rules. Softcover, 106 pages. $55.


Dietzgen Decimal Trig Type Log Log Slide Rule Manual - Manual applicable to most Dietzgen Log Log slide rules, including Cat. No.s 1733 and 1734. $75.


Dietzgen Vector Type Log Log Slide Rule Manual - Manual applicable to most Dietzgen Vector Type Log Log Slide Rule, Cat. No. 1725. Softcover, 155 pages. Almost impossible to find. $105.


Dietzgen Vector Type Log Log Slide Rule Manual - Manual for the Dietzgen Maniphase Multiplex Vector Type Log Log Slide Rule, Cat. No. 1735. Softcover, 165 pages. $75.


Dietzgen Maniphase Multiplex No. 1746 Slide Rule Manual - A very hard-to-find manual for a great slide rule. $95.


Dietzgen Maniphase Prima Trig Simplex Type Slide Rule No. 1757 Manual - Softcover, 16 pages. $45.


Dietzgen How to Use a Slide Rule - Covers multiplication, division, squares/square roots, cubes/cube roots, basic Trig, and logarithms. Softcover, 18 pages. Condition is used, but Good. $15.


Slide Rule Manuals: Sun Hemmi

Sun Hemmi 269 "Civil" Slide Rule Manual - How to use the special-purpose, Hemmi model 269 Civil Engineering slide rule. Softcover, 56 pages. Very Rare. $115. (This manual may also be available in an inexpensive facsimile.)


Sun Hemmi 257 (Chemistry) Slide Rule Manual - How to use the special-purpose, Hemmi model 257 Chemical Engineering slide rule. Softcover, 44 pages. Very Rare. $105. (This manual may also be available in an inexpensive facsimile.)


Sun Hemmi 149A Slide Rule Manual - Softcover, 48 pages. $95. (This manual may also be available in an inexpensive facsimile.)


Sun Hemmi 149A Slide Rule Manual - Older edition. Very rare, but not as useful as the one above. Softcover, 10 pages. $115.


Sun Hemmi Slide Rule Manual (Mannheim) - This modest looking manual is a goldmine of information about Hemmi rules. A total of nineteen different models are covered, including special purpose electrical and stadia rules. Softcover, 67 pages. Impossible to find. $85.


Slide Rule Books

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Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule - Isaac Asimov, 1965, pub. Houghton Mifflin, out of print. Conceptually accessible intro to the mathematics behind the logaritmic slide rule by that legendary explicator of so many 20th Century Sciences. Hardcover, 187 pages. Condition: used but excellent, with liibrary-type cover on dust jacket. (Sold)


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Using the Slide Rule in Electronic Technology - Charles Alvarez, 1962, pub. John Rider. Assumes no knowledge of the slide rule, many electronic applications including: Ohm's Law, combined resistances, power calculations, transformer turns ratios, reactances/complex impedance, period/frequency, gain caluclations, phase angle, coordinate tranformations, RC circuits, etc. Softcover, 109 pages. Condition: used but very good; no names or other marks. (Sold).


Slide Rule Catalogs

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K+E Slide Rules - 1954 catalog. An excellent survey of K+E's line, at the top of their game. All slide rule models are covered, as well as accessories. Softcover, 19 pages. Condition: used but very good $65.


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K+E Slide Rules - 1972 catalog. An update of above, including the newer model Deci Lon. Sections on slide rule background, and multi-page guide to the various scales. Softcover, 23 pages, large format. Condition: very slightly used but excellent (Sold).


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Dietzgen Drafting Instruments and Supplies - 1950 catalog. All of Dietzgen's remarkable product line. Fourteen pages on slide rules. Also, scales, rules, pens and ink, paper, and more. Softcover, 176 pages. Condition: used but good $35.


Miscellaneous Slide Rule-Related Items

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Dietzgen 1799-S Trig-Easy Trigonometrical Chart and Instructions. This set includes both Plane and Spherical versions of this remarkably educational tool. The 'charts' are really a sort of slide rule in that the user can set the internal discs to align with the equations of the problem at hand. $175.


K+E 1954 Solar Ephemeris and Surveying Instrument Manual. This booklet includes complete data required for observations on eighteen of the best navigational stars, in addition to Polaris and the sun . Condition is unused, but a printing defect has resulted in two or three torn page edges. Softcover, 144pp. $35.


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